Articles tagged: DHCP
Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused.
When your computer can’t get an IP address any other way, it assigns itself a 169.254 IP address. It’s a sure sign of a problem.
Comparing your machine’s IP address to that reported by a website may result in a surprising difference. I’ll explain why that is and why it’s a good thing.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, and is how computers request and receive “dynamic” IP addresses as well as additional configuration information.
If there is a conflict with your IP address, it could result in only one of the machines on your network working at a time.